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Essential History Museums and Cultural Spaces
Fun for everyone from history buffs to kids who like hands-on science
"...Ever wondered where the “Come and Take It” meme first started? Want to dive into..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Austin African American Book Festival Comes to Carver Museum
Authors and activists address the state of Black culture
"...Austin African American Book Festival celebrates its 11th year and, like years past, addresses the current state of Black..."

June 21, 2017 Arts Post by Jennifer MacKenzie Murphy

"Dawn Okoro: Punk Noir" at the Carver Museum
The artist provides a corrective to preconceived notions of punk, exploring the ethos through black personal style
"...Dawn Okoro's subjects all strike a commanding pose, but the strength of their style, and hers,..."

May 11, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

Qmmunity: A Week of Trans Remembrance and Awareness
Recognizing those we've lost and those we love in the transgender community
"...Austin's hospitalization numbers for the novel coronavirus were increasing and, well, parades and airborne pandemics don't match, do they?..."

Nov. 19, 2021 Column by James Scott

Free Community Children's Picnic and Real Food Fair
Celebrate picnic weather, children's heath, & real food this Sunday
"...These rejuvenating rain showers will be replaced with sunshine and warm afternoons by this weekend - perfect picnic weather...."

April 3, 2013 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...In the Nineties, Austin's cultural scene could afford to dream big. The city was..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

FotoATX: Pics and the City
This new arts festival celebrates Austin as seen through the lenses of local photographers
"...Click! The Houston and Texas Central Railroad depot, bringing the Iron Horse to..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two: And So It Begins
International spectacles of darkness and light
"...there's an exciting range of events that are free and open to the public...."

March 12, 2010 Column by Louis Black

"Juntos/Together" Ties Austin's Activist Past and Present
Shedding light on action & initiatives by local minority communities
"...rights, incidents of police brutality against minority community members, and a changing Austin landscape in response to gentrification are..."

March 28, 2018 Arts Post by Acacia Coronado

"Tia J. Boyd: Future Inhabitants" at the Carver
Tia J. Boyd's photographic portraits of warrior women reveal the subjects' power and beauty in a post-postapocalyptic world
"...Most people these days hear "future" and reflexively picture totalitarian dystopias or postapocalyptic hellscapes, the futures..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...art online, making sure you have performances to watch and exhibits to view while you wait out the period..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Local Exhibitions Point to Ways People of Color Were Freed but Still Aren't Free
The Carver Museum asks: Freedom when?
"...words greet visitors just inside the entrance to the Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogical Center Gallery. Part of the..."

June 14, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Eastside Vibes: Come Experience the Culture
Celebrations, food joints, & moves to make on the Eastside this summer
"...Despite gentrification, Austin’s rich cultural history still exists east of Highway 35 – a..."

May 24, 2017 Chronolog Post by Montinique Monroe

Melany Jean’s Top 10 Fine Art Moments of 2018
Unforgettably textured sculptures, unsettling exhibitions, and unusual spaces made for a memorable year in art
"..."ELIZABETH CHILES: WEAVE" (grayDUCK Gallery) Chiles uses light, color, and pattern to captivating effect, and her show at grayDUCK..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Melany Jean

Gay Place
The lowdown on LGBTQxyz free and unofficial SXSW events
"...SXSW: It's here, and dammit, it's queer. Below, you'll find a smattering of..."

March 10, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Austin Rethinks Transgender Day of Remembrance
Remembering those we've lost and celebrating the community
"...23 trans Americans have been murdered including two Texans: Brandi Seals of Houston and Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon of Dallas...."

Nov. 19, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Ray Emerson

“Beth Consetta Rubel: Higher Learning: Educational Toys”
Rubel’s solo show is cutting when it comes to Bill Cosby and Rachel Dolezal, but it also explores the complexities of race
"...Race in America is both hard and soft. Sometimes we want it diluted to nonexistence. Other..."

June 9, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

All About Juneteenth
Festivities kick off this weekend
"...advance of Tuesday, which is filled with festivities – and street closures...."

June 15, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

City Council: The Race Is On
Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9
"...fourth year, meaning it's graduated from the toddler stage and into early childhood. Already we're seeing some telltale signs..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Gay Place
Louisa Spaventa's Night of Queer Performance fosters education, support, and celebration for the queer community
"...Manhattan where our history is ingrained in the walls and sidewalk and bar stools. We share coming-out reading lists..."

April 28, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Getting to Know You
East Austin Stories celebrates three years of documenting Eastside lives with a free night of movies and music
"...East Austin Stories video project makes prying its modus operandi. On June 25, the organization will celebrate three years..."

June 25, 2004 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Gay Place
Lumberjacks, queens, and Mom Jeans: Keep those receipts, kids
"...The holidays bring out the queens – local and nationally touring – in all genders, in all of..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Qmmunity: Advocacy Orgs’ Toolkit Informs Trans Students of Their Rights
Plus, don't miss queer crafting, But I'm a Cheerleader screening, and more events
"...Education Network of Texas, ACLU of Texas, Equality Texas, and Lambda Legal have collaborated to launch a digital toolkit..."

Sept. 24, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

Qmmunity
Remembering, honoring, and celebrating queers
"...to before we stuff our faces with Tofurky, pie, and hopefully the very best of family – chosen or..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Spectrum Theatre's Tribute to Boyd
African-American company's gala salutes the great Boyd Vance
"...in Austin is getting a major boost these days, and one of the reasons is Spectrum Theatre Company, a..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

David Barrow: The Revivalist
Local filmmaker and activist showcases local food movement
"...of East Austin urban farms, the documentary filmmaker, educator, and activist is on a mission to break down barriers..."

Sept. 25, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

Gay Place
Summer is the best time to get outside and play like a kid
"...summer is the very best time to get outside and play like a kid. Besides, queers love gettin' dirty...."

July 29, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Cinematexas 11
Schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 20-Sunday, Sept. 24
"...until Wednesday, when they can be purchased at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center (address below). Individual..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Screens Feature

Austin African American Book Festival
Biographer Arnold Rampersad headlines the eighth edition, focusing on inspiration for change
"...late Maya Angelou in "On the Pulse of Morning," and like so much of what this wise author and..."

June 27, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance
Despite some flaws, this ACC Department of Drama production provides valuable insight into the Harlem Renaissance
"...We know that people attend theatre for myriad reasons and that a marketing piece that catches the eye of..."

March 1, 2013 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

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